Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Pastor is $50,098
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pastors?
An entry-level Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,244 based on 53 salaries. An early career Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,479 based on 549 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 …Read more
What Do Pastors Do?
A pastor leads a congregation at a Christian church in prayer, song, and general spiritual guidance. In many modern Christian sects, pastoral duties are reserved for men. While the exact requirements for pastors vary depending on their sect, the pastor leads the routine worship services, in which Christians gather in prayer and listen to sermons. A pastor must have strong writing and speaking skills to create and deliver speeches emphasizing the importance of faith in the lives of the …Read more
- Conduct worship ceremonies and give sermons.
- Teach through precept and by example.
- Promote the Church and its mission through spiritual leadership and as-needed consultation.
- Conduct weddings, funerals, and other services.